Several fire departments in Northeast Ohio practice ice rescue drills

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WINDSOR, Ohio – While the east coast battles a massive blizzard, four local fire departments took advantage of the mild weather on Saturday to practice ice rescue drills.

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Hambden Fire Department, Windsor Fire Department, Orwell Fire Department and Middlefield Fire Department all worked together to practice drills in a frozen pond.

The firefighters who were being ‘rescued’ from the water wore protective suits to shield them from the water and cold temperatures.